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Developing And Implementing An Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Symposium At A Small Liberal Arts College, Philip J. Nyhus, F R. Cole, D H. Firmage, E H. Yeterian Aug 2002

Developing And Implementing An Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Symposium At A Small Liberal Arts College, Philip J. Nyhus, F R. Cole, D H. Firmage, E H. Yeterian

Philip J. Nyhus

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An Integration Of Chemistry, Biology, And Physics: The Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Gerald R. Van Hecke, Kerry K. Karukstis, Richard C. Haskell, Catherine S. Mcfadden, F Sheldon Wettack Jul 2002

An Integration Of Chemistry, Biology, And Physics: The Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Gerald R. Van Hecke, Kerry K. Karukstis, Richard C. Haskell, Catherine S. Mcfadden, F Sheldon Wettack

All HMC Faculty Publications and Research

As a new venture to integrate research and education, a pilot section of a first-year laboratory sequence known as the Interdisciplinary Laboratory (ID Lab) was introduced on the Harvey Mudd campus during the 1999–2000 academic year and continues to be offered. The ID Lab attempts to bridge laboratory experiences from biology, chemistry, and physics for the first-year student. Taught by a team of faculty from these disciplines, the course seeks both to illustrate commonality of investigative methods and laboratory techniques in these sciences and to introduce discipline-specific principles. Experiments with a chemistry component include the Molecular Weight of Macromolecules ...


Marcy's Dots: A Problem On National Test Revisited, Patricia Baggett, Andrzej Ehrenfeucht Jun 2002

Marcy's Dots: A Problem On National Test Revisited, Patricia Baggett, Andrzej Ehrenfeucht

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


When Is A Math Problem Really "Real"?, Michael E. Goldberg Jun 2002

When Is A Math Problem Really "Real"?, Michael E. Goldberg

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Divisibility: A Problem Solving Approach Through Generalizing And Specializing, Rina Zazkis Jun 2002

Divisibility: A Problem Solving Approach Through Generalizing And Specializing, Rina Zazkis

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

This paper describes a divisibility rule for any prime number as an engaging problem-solving activity for preservice secondary school mathematics teachers.


Portfolio Assessment In Liberal Arts Mathematics, Mike Kenyon Jun 2002

Portfolio Assessment In Liberal Arts Mathematics, Mike Kenyon

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

This paper describes my efforts to incorporate problem-solving portfolios into my liberal arts mathematics course. I begin with a description of the components of the portfolios and the factors I consider in evaluating them. I then address some of the more significant obstacles I have encountered as well as what I consider to be among the major benefits. A selection from one student’s portfolio is appended.


"Magic In A Box", Lacie Juris Jun 2002

"Magic In A Box", Lacie Juris

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Classroom Questioning Strategies As Indicators Of Inquiry Based Science Instruction, Linda Hale Goossen Jun 2002

Classroom Questioning Strategies As Indicators Of Inquiry Based Science Instruction, Linda Hale Goossen

Dissertations

Inquiry teaching often rests upon the assumption that through the use of questioning and response strategies, teachers can stimulate students to actively construct knowledge. Based on this hypothesis, middle-school science lessons were observed and questioning and response strategies were identified that are related to inquiry-based instruction.

Twenty-four science lessons were observed, videotaped, and ranked by inquiry characteristics other than questioning strategy. The video and audio portions of the recordings were analyzed to determine the student and teacher’s questioning and response strategies in each classroom. These strategies were then compared to teaching style, along a continuum from traditional to inquiry ...


Using Timss To Inform Policy And Practice At The Local Level, Deborah Nelson May 2002

Using Timss To Inform Policy And Practice At The Local Level, Deborah Nelson

CPRE Policy Briefs

The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)-1995 and its successor, TIMSS-1999, provide education researchers, policymakers, and practitioners with rich, comparative data designed to help better understand the performance of educational systems. As such, TIMSS is a valuable tool in current efforts to improve mathematics and science instruction and to educate students in the United States to global standards of excellence. What can we learn from this ambitious and unprecedented international effort to provide meaningful, useful data for the reform of mathematics and science instruction? It is important to reflect on this question as we assess the promise and ...


Self Paced Math At Jccc, Steve Wilson Apr 2002

Self Paced Math At Jccc, Steve Wilson

Contributions to the Math Classroom

Independent study is becoming more popular among students, and more schools are creating programs to meet the demand. The self-paced math program at Johnson County Community College had been operational since the mid-1980s, but has experienced fantastic growth beginning in about 2000. This presentation describes the current program from the viewpoints of students, faculty, and managers.


Museum Educators' Workshop Study: Attracting And Retaining Teachers In Museum-Sponsored Professional Development Programs, Steven R. Rogg Mar 2002

Museum Educators' Workshop Study: Attracting And Retaining Teachers In Museum-Sponsored Professional Development Programs, Steven R. Rogg

Steven R Rogg

In preparation for the Museum Educator’s Workshop, the Planning Team saw that a necessary first step would be to honor the perspectives of Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers and principals. Changes in Illinois Teacher Recertification requirements, changes within the CPS itself, and nation-wide developments in the teaching profession suggested that a fresh look at Chicago’s professional development landscape would be necessary. Indeed, many relevant questions about the role(s) of museums in teacher professional development were raised during initial Planning Team discussions. Here are just a few examples: Which organizations are the foremost providers of professional development for ...


Practicing K 12 Teachers In A Graduate Engineering Course, Melinda Gallagher, Lawrence Genalo Jan 2002

Practicing K 12 Teachers In A Graduate Engineering Course, Melinda Gallagher, Lawrence Genalo

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

The National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century stated that “Better mathematics and science teaching is therefore grounded, first of all, in improving the quality of teacher preparation and in making continuing professional education available for all teachers 1.”

The "constructivist" paradigm 2,3 asserts that learning occurs through a process in which the student plays an active role in constructing the set of conceptual structures that constitute his or her own knowledge base. Some specific examples of the successful application of technology grounded in constructivist theory are evident in projects in the Carter Lawrence School ...


Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving In The Context Of Oregon's Educational Reform, Nicole R. Rigelman Jan 2002

Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving In The Context Of Oregon's Educational Reform, Nicole R. Rigelman

Dissertations and Theses

Implementation of Oregon’s Educational Reform Act (HB 3565 and HB 2991) provides the context for this inquiry as its emphasis on problem solving has impacted mathematics teaching and learning throughout the state. Even though all Oregon teachers are responding to the same policy, their goals in teaching problem solving vary. These goals and these practices are influenced by the way teachers view the role of problem solving in the curriculum. Further, their practice is influenced by their knowledge and beliefs about mathematics content, teaching, learning, and the reform policy. The questions addressed in this study are: (1) What do ...


Using Authentic Learning To Teach Basic Technology Skills, Steven Burken Jan 2002

Using Authentic Learning To Teach Basic Technology Skills, Steven Burken

Graduate Research Papers

During the past decade, most school districts have been required to write technology plans that have included the goal that students will become technologically literate. Teachers and administrators have been challenged to teach technology skills that will help student solve problems in the work place. What has been commonplace is for schools to offer courses or units in which students acquire skills without applying them to real world problems. This paper takes a look at the literature and research surrounding the use of technology, and the learning of technology skills, in the framework of authentic learning.